General What are some people JB'ing for?

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  1. kapolani macrumors regular

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    I used to JB every iPhone I had.

    I stopped around 8.0ish?

    Anyway, I haven't found a need to JB anymore. Just about everything I JB'd for is baked into the system now.

    What are some people JB'ing for?
     
  2. StarkCity, Apr 2, 2016
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    Customization
     
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    To block ads in apps and everywhere else on the phone.
     
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    Activator, Virtual Home, CallBar and Themes.....that is all I need. Well worth to be jailbroaken....
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm with @StarkCity

    When Apple can remove this list of tweaks from my phone because they have integrated every function in either a better way or an equivalent way then I can stop jailbreaking.

    You say that everything you need is baked into the system now. But how well?

    I'm sorry, but there is no way I prefer standard Apple Quick Reply over BiteSMS. Just one example.

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  7. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    Am I counting 80+ tweaks ?! I thought my 30 was a lot! Lol
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ~170. :D

    Some tweaks and apps don't put anything in Settings. :D
     
  9. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    True ..... And.... Damn ....
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I like the simple stuff my Apple overlords won't let me do like just arranging my icons where I want them. I have under 10 tweaks but love them all.
     
  12. Skorpio, Apr 2, 2016
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    +1
    In my opinion, Swipe Selection is overall better than Apple's keyboard trackpad, but together, along with SmoothCursor make an awesome combination for easily moving the cursor around.
    App Admin is amazing for downgrading any current Apple app that contain bugs or problems.
    Disable Parallax Effects, HideMe8, Zepplin and Dockshift give a subtle clean look to the springboard and/or improves battery life.
    CCSettings: along with more control buttons, it includes a "kill all apps" button in the Control Center.
    Minimal HUD eliminates those volume HUDs that gets in the way when you least need it.
    And, of course, MyWi9 for free hotspots (after app purchase).
     
  13. 1984world macrumors 6502

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    Do you find any issues with conflicts with that list of tweaks/apps? Some of them haven't been updated in years is why I'm asking. And nice list btw, I learned about a few that I haven't heard of before.
     
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  15. eyoungren, Apr 3, 2016
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    Conflicts…perhaps. There are some tweaks that I have had to install to get a feature that an installed tweak already provides but that is not working because of a conflict with other already installed tweaks. But no show stopping conflicts or anything like that.

    I have a few personal rules I follow.

    1. My jailbreak is paramount.
    2. Customizing my phone is second only to my jailbreak.
    3. If a tweak causes springboard to crash, doesn't work or causes my battery to be hammered more than once when first trying it, I uninstall it. Doesn't matter how much I want it installed or how much I paid for it.
    4. Any other funky crap I may have to deal with by a tweak is allowed for a small time until I determine if that is worth the benefit of the tweak. If it's not the tweak is uninstalled.
    5. Any updates to a tweak or app that cause issues as described above means either a downgrade (if possible) or an uninstall.

    These are just my own personal rules and I follow them. It's allowed me to stay jailbroken and that is more important to me than the value of any tweak. I can always work around a tweak or find one that does a similar function. I can't work around losing my jailbreak.
     
  16. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I still jailbreak because of CCSettings and being able to customize more.
     
  17. kapolani thread starter macrumors regular

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    I used to theme. Don't miss it that much.

    I used to JB for bitesms - at one point it was discussed that they weren't going to support it going forward. Nice to know that they are still around.

    I rarely had problems when I JB'd.

    Might take a look at the scene and see what's been happening!
     
  18. bobright macrumors 601

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    Does SpeedIntensifier disable the Parallax effects as well? I believe thats what I been using and they are shut off.
     
  19. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    Simple things. App names make the home screen look ridiculously cluttered imho. So until Apple allows me to remove them, and page dots, and certain icons from the status bar (I don't need an icon telling me orientation is locked, I'm the one who locks it) then I'll jailbreak.

    That's before we even get into functionality. Let me put the toggles I want in control centre. I never use notification centre so let me disable it. Why can't I have the date in the status bar?

    All these things may be little but they make my phone function the way I want it too. Not the way Apple tells me I should want it too.

    I could live with no themes. But for me to stop jailbreaking Apple would have to allow removal of app names. Customisation of the status bar and control centre. Which I don't see them ever doing as even now on ios 9 were allowed no more customisation than changing wallpaper.
     
  20. tys, Apr 5, 2016
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    Like lyceumHQ, it's mostly the little things that let me use the phone the way I want.

    My "essential" tweaks, in order of importance:
    NoSlowanimations (I find iOS intolerably laggy without it)
    VirtualHome (seen to many friends wear out their home buttons)
    Automa (too many annoying pop ups without it)
    ASUpdateHider (I prefer older versions of many of my most used apps)
    FolderCloser and Eclair (so my phone always goes to the home screen when I unlock it or quit an app)

    There are many others but those are the main ones.

    I wonder if older people are more likely to jailbreak? I got into computers in the early 80s because they were the Ultimate Gadgets! Rather that serving a single purpose, you could program and customize them all you wanted. This wasn't going against their intended use, it was the whole point!
    It seems that computers are slowly becoming appliances, albeit very complex ones, where they'll only do what was originally built into them. <insert ranting grandpa emoji here>
     
  21. MacMau5 macrumors member

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    Customizing everything to my liking. I would not upgrade to 9.3.1 for nightshirt when I have flux. Hopefully we can jailbreak 9.3.1 and i will pay for more tweaks
     
  22. white4s macrumors 65816

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    apple can steal as many tweaks as they want but a factory ios will NEVER be like a jailbreaked ios

    ie f.lux>night shift
     
  23. Skorpio macrumors 6502

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    Not sure on that, and never thought to compare it for disabling. I had SpeedIntensifier but it seemed to hit my battery a little bit , so I deleted it.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    BiteSMS>Apple Quick Reply. :(
     
  25. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    Apple are quite handy at stealing 'features' from JB Devs

    Notification centre. Control centre. Quick reply. Flux. 3D Touch. All previously available in one way or another from Cydia.

    And those are only the ones I can remember right now. I bet the actual list is pretty long.

    Pity they can't implement simple things like personalisation.
     

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